A Caribbean American actresses information to taking cost of 1’s artistic journey
New York, New York — Haitian American Actress/Author/Director/Producer Magaly Colimon performs Haitian single-mother “Antoinette Pierre” in Netflix Unique Sequence “Grand Military.” The gritty teen drama premiered on Friday, October 16 to worldwide audiences.
Grand Military offers a glimpse into the lives of New York Metropolis youngsters attending a extremely aggressive public highschool. Ms. Colimon performs the mom of lead character “Dominique Pierre” (carried out by Haitian American actress Odley Jean). “Antoinette” is a loving single-mother & grandmother striving to offer for her household.
Off-screen Magaly is an award-winning playwright and Founder/Producing Creative Director of Conch Shell Productions. A Yale College of Drama graduate, Ms. Colimon’s mission and fervour is to infuse new Caribbean-American and Caribbean Diaspora voices into the American theater and movie business.
“I’ve been writing, directing, and producing my work ever since I used to be in graduate faculty. I discovered early in my profession that the one manner for a feminine artist of coloration to remain excited and vested in an leisure profession is by taking cost of the manufacturing course of.
Proudly owning our distinctive voices and distinctive views of being a human of Shade is empowering. We cannot wait for somebody to present permission to share our artistic voice, we’ve to create our personal areas to attach with our viewers.”
Earlier in her profession, Magaly based Brown Rice Productions. She produced brief movies – “Sure Madame” (display screen at Pan African Movie Pageant, ReelSisters Movie Pageant and Martha’s Winery Black Movie Pageant), BN4Real an online sequence, Ah-Ha Moments (a theatre competition in Los Angeles she co-produced with Shana Waterman, Juliette Jeffers, Andenrele Ojo ).
Conch Shell Productions is her first foray into producing works by her Caribbean Diaspora friends with the objective to develop, workshop, and produce new performs that provoke social change. Her play “Silent Fact” is a 2018 O’Neill NPC Finalist, that explores psychological well being in Haitian Individuals.
“The Searching Season” received the 2018 Planet Connections Excellent Playwriting of a New Play Award explores racism and police brutality from the point of view of an immigrant household.
Ever because the March 2020 shutdown of theatres in New York Metropolis, Conch Shell Productions has been reside stream presenting readings and full productions of latest brief performs in collaboration with like-minded arts organizations. The performs tackle social problems with as we speak – survival, police brutality, systemic racism, race and politics, voting, despair – and pave pathways to hope for audiences. When requested about the advantages of digital.
This month, October 2020, Conch Shell Productions presents darkish comedies as a part of #Bluelightseries – in co-productions with HB Studio. The sequence options new one-act darkish comedies on Fridays at 9 pm. On October twenty third the featured performs embrace “I Married a Black Republican” written by Magaly, and “The Buyer Voting Service” by Juan Ramirez, Jr.
On October thirtieth, the sequence will current Gretchen Suarez-Pena’s “The Arithmetic of Reminiscence” and Nelson Diaz-Marcano’s “I Noticed Jesus in Toa Baja.” Tickets: Normal admission – $10; Scholar/senior $5. Time: 9pm EST; 6pm PST For tickets and extra details about the performs go to: www.conchshellproductions.com